Wyoming Department of Corrections
The Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) is a state agency of Wyoming that operates adult correctional facilities. It is headquartered in Suite 100 of the 1934 Wyott Drive building in Cheyenne.
In November 1990 Wyoming voters approved a constitutional amendment that abolished the Wyoming State Board of Charities and Reform. The institutions of the former state agency were divided and given to other agencies; the Department of Corrections, created in 1991, took responsibility of the adult correctional facilities and also absorbed the adult parole functions of the Wyoming Department of Probation and Parole.
- Wyoming State Penitentiary (Rawlins)
- Wyoming Women's Center (Lusk; inmate capacity 261)
- Wyoming Honor Farm (Riverton; inmate capacity 283)
- Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp & Boot Camp (Newcastle; combined inmate capacity 261)
- Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (Torrington)
- The grand opening and ribbon cutting occurred on January 6, 2010. It serves as an intake center for men who are not sentenced to death.
Since the establishment of the Wyoming Department of Corrections, two officers have died in the line of duty.
- List of law enforcement agencies in Wyoming
- List of United States state correction agencies
- List of U.S. state prisons
- "Contact Us". Wyoming Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
- "About the Department of Corrections". Wyoming Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
- "Contact Institutions". Wyoming Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
- "Newcastle city, Wyoming". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
- "Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI)". Goshen County GIS Department. 2009. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
- "Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution". Wyoming Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
- The Officer Down Memorial Page